Subsidies for chicken only benefit big players, say smallholders

Diyana Ibrahim

Poultry farmers have to share government aid with feed and vaccine suppliers. – EPA pic, May 26, 2022.

CHICKEN farmers contracted to supply poultry production companies say the government’s 60 sen subsidy per kg of chicken only benefits the big players and not small farmers like them.

Those who spoke to The Malaysian Insight said the system, known as integrated contract farming, requires them to split the 60 sen subsidy with the company that provides the small farmers with feed and vaccines.

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